New Attachment For iPhone Allows Thieves To Steal Your Debit Card PIN Numbers

Here on The Inquisitr, we love to report to you some of the most entertaining videos on YouTube. However, not every video we report is for your entertainment, but for your well-being. Such an example includes our article on what caffeine does to the human brain which answered why we feel so awake and hyper after a dosage of caffeine and why we suddenly need more as time goes by.

Now there is a very important video that was uploaded on YouTube titled iPhone ATM PIN code hack – HOW TO PREVENT and it is one of those videos that should definitely be shared, especially since identity theft is on the rise and becoming the number one crime committed in the United States.

Uploaded on Mark Rober’s YouTube Page on August 28, 2014, the video already has almost 1.5 million views with almost 10,000 likes. I don’t know why anyone wouldn’t like this video but to the 700 who did unlike this video, the government might keep an eye on your online activity from this point on. Anyways, it is one of the Most Popular Videos on YouTube as of the publication of this article.

The video is straight-forward in which Mark Rober introduces people to a new item for iPhones known as the Flir One Camera. It is a personal thermal camera that shows heat signatures. Here is the problem with this new camera. First, it looks like a basic attachment for any iPhone device. Second, people who have it can take a picture of a keypad once someone used it. Why is this bad? It is because your fingers will leave a heat signature on the keypad. Just be taking into account which heat signatures are hotter than the others, this makes the camera a tool for identity theft.

Now don’t get angry at the company that made the Flir One Thermal camera because they probably weren’t thinking about identity theft when they made it in the first place.

What do you think about this new way for identity thieves to steal your PIN numbers? Do you think the solution the video gave is valid or should there be stricter repercussions for people who want to steal someone’s online identity. Please let us know in the comments below.